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ALCTS webinar: Update on the RDA 3R Project

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: The RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project is a year-long effort to improve the RDA Toolkit in several different ways. Restructuring includes generalizing existing instructions where possible, implementing the four-fold path (unstructured description, structured description, identifiers, and actionable links) wherever applicable, and incorporating new elements from the IFLA Library Reference Model. Redesign includes greater flexibility in the display of instructions, improved user interaction with the Toolkit, and better tracking of revision history. Kathy Glennan, ALA Representative to the RDA Steering Committee, will bring attendees up-to-date about the planned changes to the Toolkit, which will be rolled out in April 2018.

 Learning outcomes:

Participants will understand the scope and goals of the 3R Project, including:

•    RDA Toolkit redesign

•    incorporation of the IFLA Library Reference Model entities

•    the proposed reorganization of the Toolkit instructions.

 Who should attend? Catalogers


Kathy Glennan has over 30 years of experience cataloging music and is currently Head of Original and Special Collections Cataloging at the University of Maryland. She is active in the Music Library Association, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, and ALCTS. She has served as both a liaison and a voting member of CC:DA. Since 2005, Kathy’s professional contributions have focused on RDA development. She became the ALA Representative to the RDA Steering Committee in 2013.


Registration: Free

 To attend this free webinar, simply sign up online and you will receive the access link via email.

 For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:


ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

 For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.